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Vernon Wesley Hilliard

Posted By Hall-Wynne On August 12, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Mr. Vernon Wesley Hilliard died after a brief illness Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center. He was a lifetime resident of Durham and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church since May 1952. He was the son of the late Daniel and Edith Hilliard.

Mr. Hilliard served four years in the USAF during the Korean War and attended UNC before working over 35 years in the circulation department of the Herald Sun.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Davis Hilliard of Durham, NC; one son, Vernon W. Hilliard, Jr. and wife, Susan of Wendell; one sister, Nellie Slade of Charlotte, NC; one grandson, Wesley Hilliard of Wilmington, NC; two granddaughters, Sarah Roderick and husband, Jared of Nixa, MO, Alexandra Hilliard of Wendell; two great-granddaughters, Mallory and Taylor Roderick of Nixa, MO; one great-grandson Mylik Barnes of Wendell and beloved cat, “Frankie” of the home.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 15 at Grace Lutheran Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Friends may visit Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home.

Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 824 N Buchanan Blvd Durham, NC 27701.

Arrangements for the Hilliard family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com

Condolences for the family of “Vernon Wesley Hilliard”

Condolence from Vickie Grissom on August 14th, 2012 12:00 am

So sorry for your loss. God bless all of you. Mr. Hilliard was a good man and a wonderful Grandfather.

Condolence from Linda Smith on August 15th, 2012 12:00 am

Peggy, I am thankful that you and Vernon had so many productive and good years together. May God now carry you through the rest of this life and give you the oil of joy for mourning and a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

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